Bacteriophages and diffusion of β-lactamase genes

Maite Muniesa, Aurora García, Elisenda Miró, Beatriz Mirelis, Guillem Prats, Juan Jofre, Ferran Navarro

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We evaluated the presence of various β-lactamase genes within the bacteriophages in sewage. Results showed the occurrence of phage particles carrying sequences of blaOXA-2, blaPSE-1 or bla PSE-4 and blaPSE-type genes. Phages may contribute to the spread of some β-lactamase genes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1134-1137
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


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